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Exilisciurus concinnus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA SCIURIDAE

Scientific Name: Exilisciurus concinnus
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1888)
Common Name(s):
English Philippine Pygmy Squirrel

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Ong, P., Tabaranza, B., Rosell-Ambal, G., Balete, D. & Heaney, L.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
This species is listed as Least Concern because it is widespread and abundant. It does well in secondary habitats and has no major threats. Although it may be affected by deforestation to some extent throughout its range, it is not causing the species to undergo a population decline which would qualify it for inclusion in a threat category. The species occurs in a number of protected areas.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the Philippines where it is found only in the Mindanao Faunal Region and has been recorded from the islands of Basilan, Biliran, Bohol, Dinagat, Leyte, Mindanao (Agusan del Norte, Bukidnon, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Misamis Occidental, South Cotabato, Surigao del Norte, Zamboanga del Norte, and Zamboanga del Sur provinces), Samar, and Siargao islands (Heaney 1985; Heaney et al. 1998) at an elevational range from sea level to 2,000 m.
Countries:
Native:
Philippines
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Population [top]

Population: This is a locally moderately common species (Heaney et al. 1998). It was not encountered in a recent survey between 100-400 m in primary forest on Samar (J. C. Gonzalez pers. comm. 2006).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a lowland and montane primary and secondary forest species, its highest abundance is at middle elevations in small clearings (Heaney 1985; Rabor 1986; Rickart et al. 1993).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation may affect the species to some extent, but this is not considered a major threat (Heaney et al. 2006; Rickart et al. 1993).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in several protected areas across its range.

Citation: Ong, P., Tabaranza, B., Rosell-Ambal, G., Balete, D. & Heaney, L. 2008. Exilisciurus concinnus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 October 2014.
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